Are we prepared to cope with food shortages? What can we can learn from how societies coped with past climate induced crop disasters? On this program, Margaret Nelson discusses how social factors plays a role determining the survivability of societies. Plus, the Groks' review of The Force Awakens! Topics: climate adaptation, food security, networks, mobility Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
What does it take for a website to keep growing? What makes a social network sticky? On this program, Terry Chay discusses social networks, viral marketing, and the Obama campaign. Topic: social networks, viral marketing, Obama, ads Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Social networks can drive mass sharing of videos and unusual memes. But is it also a good way to mobilize masses of people from around the globe for a common cause? On this program, Alex Rutherford talks about his team's study on locating balloons through the DARPA Network Challenge using social networks. Topics: connectors, DARPA, six degree, social networks, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Although the internet is often viewed as a knowledge warehouse, the potential as a social medium is being explored by those interested in social networks. On this program, Jerry Michalski discussed social networks and the future of the internet. Topics: Science, internet, social networks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
There may be 20 billion neurons in your brain but that isn't nearly enough to allow each cell to hold its own unique bit of information. Rather, the information stored and processed by your brain is maintained in spatially and temporally defined networks. These networks can refine themselves over time and the connections between neurons in these networks strengthen with use and wither with disuse. Dr. Jason MacLean joined us to discuss this Hebbian plasticity and the past, present, and future... Topics: Groks, networks, Jason MacLean, Hebb, Hebbian, Shatz, modeling, theoretical, neuron, sleep, memory,...